factitive
adjective Etymology: probably from Latin factitare to do habitually, frequentative of facere Date: 1846 of, relating to, or being a transitive verb that in some constructions requires an objective complement as well as an object • factitively adverb

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  • Factitive — Fac ti*tive a. [See {Fact}.] 1. Causing; causative. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • factitive — [fak′tə tiv] adj. [ModL, factitivus, irreg. < L factus, pp. of facere, DO1] Gram. designating or of a verb that expresses the idea of making, calling, or thinking something to be of a certain character, using a noun, pronoun, or adjective as a …   English World dictionary

  • factitive — ● factitif, factitive adjectif (latin factitare, fréquentatif de facere, faire) factitif nom masculin (latin factitare, fréquentatif de facere, faire) Synonyme de causatif. ● factitif, factitive (synonymes) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • factitive — См. fattitivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • factitive — factitively, adv. /fak ti tiv/, adj. Gram. noting or pertaining to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or group of words indicating the result of the process, as …   Universalium

  • factitive — adjective a) Causative b) Factive …   Wiktionary

  • factitive — fac·ti·tive || fæktɪtɪv adj. causing, bringing about; active as a cause, effective in producing an outcome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • factitive — [ faktɪtɪv] adjective Linguistics denoting a verb having a sense of causing a result and taking a complement as well as an object, as in he appointed me captain. Origin C19: from mod. L. factitivus, formed irregularly from L. factitare,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • factitive — fac·ti·tive …   English syllables

  • factitive — fac•ti•tive [[t]ˈfæk tɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. gram. of or pertaining to a verb that expresses the idea of rendering in a certain way and that takes a direct object and an additional word or phrase indicating the result of the process, as made in They… …   From formal English to slang

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